Daft. Demented. #SNORT. Seattle comedians Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt (a.k.a. Dos Fallopia) return to ACT with their absurd, gender-bending holiday sketch romp, Ham for the Holidays: Fear the Bacon.
Directed by David Hunter Koch, the long-running cult series (think Carol Burnett on crack) has found a hammy holiday home at ACT’s Falls Theatre, in collaboration with the Central Heating Lab. Platt and Koch create an evening chock full of wickedly funny social satire, musical parody, and redonkulous characters.
- Enter The Waiting Womb, a women’s health clinic with pizzazz
- A Class Reunion of aging superheroes gets snarky
- Game show What the Heck’s a Puget? spotlights NW trivia
- The tiny Sequim Gay Men’s Chorus sing with glee
- Country duo The Spudds debut Mama’s Nativity prequel, Saturday Night Jesus!
Ham features performances by Platt, Koch, Michael Oaks, and musical director D.J. Gommels. The creative team includes Robert J. Aguilar (Set/Lighting), Candace Frank (Costumes), Robin Macartney (Props/Set), Akemi Hart (Wigs), and Lisa Koch (Sound/Video).
Koch and Platt have collaborated as Dos Fallopia for 20-plus years, and it’s rumored they invented fire. The duo has penned shows like Deja Poo, Pretty Girls, Not Too Bright, Twin Sisters of Different Cul-de-sacs, Glazing Saddles, and Lard Potion No. 9. A London Connection review declared, “Could they be the long lost love of Doris Day and Divine? Big, brash, and completely mad…” and the Seattle Weekly proclaimed, “Timing is everything, and theirs is perfect.” The two have recorded My Breasts are Out of Control CD and two DVDs (Ham for the Holidays: A Lard Day’s Night & Pretty Girls, Not Too Bright).
Koch has recorded four solo CDs, composed Off-Broadway musical 27, Rue de Fleurus, performed with Steve Martin, the Indigo Girls and Lily Tomlin, had one of her songs sampled by Jay-Z, and has been seen on LOGO and many Seattle stages (5th Ave, ACT, Cabaret de Paris).
Platt was voted Seattle’s best comic nine times, is a respected Seattle actor, voiceover and radio personality (Fat Girl Follies, Rocky Horror Show, Holiday Survival Game Show), and has opened for Jay Leno and Cindy Lauper.
Launched in 2007, The Central Heating Lab at ACT serves as an incubator and catalyst for new works. ACT cultivates, produces, and presents artists working in all performance genres and provides an artistic home for a variety of local performance groups and artists. Relationships develop daily with individual actors, performers and playwrights while established partnerships with groups such as the Contemporary Classics, 14/48, Endangered Species, TheFilmSchool, Collektor, Pinter Fortnightly, Seattle Dance Project, and Icicle Creek Theatre Festival grow and develop. New programs are added throughout the year.
With year-round programming produced by The Central Heating Lab at ACT alongside ACT’s Mainstage plays, ACT offers its patrons a unique opportunity to maximize their theatre experience – the ACTPass: all you can see for only $25 per month. ACTPass Members can attend nearly all ACT produced performances throughout any given month, provided tickets are available. It is the new, more flexible, more affordable way to see more performances for one low price, and is the first of its kind in the region. ACTPass members may cancel at any time, and there is no limit to the number of times a Pass Member can attend.
The Seattle Lesbian is the presenting media sponsor for Fear the Bacon.